Back in December, we took a look at the peculiar habit of Montana Republicans to create and abandon political blogs after a handful of inflammatory and inaccurate posts. In that post, we highlighted the Montana Pundit blog, which died less than a month later, its last post appearing on January 16.
Since that time, two new anonymous conservative sites have arrived in the Montana blogosphere, Montana Floodlight and Copper Commando. The former is a reasonably active site where the so-called “Responsible Republicans” are attempting to answer the reactionary wing of the party. The latter? A more typical entry from Montana Republican bloggers: anonymous, fact-free, and likely short-lived.
While the site is, of course, cloaked in anonymity, despite the Republican handwringing about other anonymous blogs, it purports to be the work of some of the Montana Young Guns, who, when they’re not posting eminently mockable memes, have decided to post truly puzzling observations, like this claim that Verizon should provide location services without collecting location information from consumers:
Humans simply don’t want to be forced to give up privacy rights to use that technology. A great example is the cellphone; should the citizens of Montana make a choice between using their cellphone, thus giving Verizon (and the NSA) their GPS location / conversations / etc., or being a Luddite who has a modicum of privacy?
That these young guns are more interested in protecting the privacy of their cell phones than the privacy of women seeking medical care should come as no surprise.
Hop over to the Copper Commando soon, because if history is any guide, this site will last about as long as a drone over Matt Rosendale’s ranch.